Jazz With Wynton Marsalis.
Photographs by Nubar Alexanian. Text by Wynton Marsalis.
Walker Creek Press,
64 pp., 30 color illustrations, 4¾x4¾".
Signed copies available!
'The vocabulary of jazz, the basic building blocks of the music, are metaphors for communication. These haven't changed very much since the very early days. Call and response means, I speak and you answer. A break...I stop and let you talk or vice versa. Solos...we each get a chance to expound on the subject. Riffs...we agree. Improvisation...what we say and how we say it. And finally, swing, which means coordinating all this communicating with style and good manners.